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Suspects sought following an incident whereby 13 chainsaws were taken during a house robbery
2022/02/02

 

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - The SAPS at Sabie are looking for three suspects following a house robbery incident in which 13 chainsaws were robbed. The incident occurred around 23h30 on Tuesday, 01 February 2022 at a house in Sabie.

According to the information at police disposal, three armed male suspects entered a certain house in Sabie area where they found the inhabitants who were still asleep at the time. The three intruders then forced opened the door, and whilst doing that, everybody inside the house was woken up by the strange noise into a terrifying scene.

The trio held their victims at gunpoint and demanded chainsaws as well as car keys. The suspects then took 13 chainsaws and used the victims' green Toyota Sedan Belta as their getaway vehicle where they loaded the robbed items (chainsaws) inside before they fled the scene. However, the vehicle was later found empty and abandoned in the bushes nearby.

Members at Sabie were informed about the ordeal and a case of house robbery was registered. An investigation commenced immediately hence the manhunt.

No one has been arrested as yet and police urge anyone with information that can assist in apprehending the suspects to contact Detective Sergeant Mopholoshi Molobela on 0716851211 or call the Crime Stop number on 0860010111. Members of the public can also send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.


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